Up at 04:30 for 16 miles. Nice and cool this morning.
Been on a residential course out in the wilds near York for the last 3 days so I packed some running gear in the hope to get some running in.
Managed to do a 7 miler yesterday at 05:15 got lost and had to do cross country style to get back on the main road. Today after a long night in the residential bar (got into bed at midnight) up at 04:45 and knocked out a slow 9 miler on roads and woods, I have a new sport called badger chasing, they are big bug**rs aren't they I came across 3 on two separate occassions in the woods, along with the obligatory rabbits and small deer.
The other participants on the course thought I was mad, getting up early running that is, not badger chasing, as they were still nursing hangovers.
morning early morning runners!!!
you guys make me feel great! i thought i was the only one who got up at silly- oclock until i found this!
ive been running at crack of dawn, somewhere between 4 and 4.30 for years. my boyfriend thinks im nuts but i love it. its like having the world to yourself, you can explore the city all on your own. best time to run, not traffic, noise or people to bump into!
in reply to turboelli i need my sleep so end up in bed about 10pm, sometimes earlier.
went out today at 4.30, did a short one though as got a slight hamstring tightness and dont want to make it an injury!!!- wish i could have gone further...
question for any of you guys who run in cities- DO YOU FIND THAT FOXES WHO ARE OUT THAT EARLY TRY AND RUN WITH YOU? no im not nuts, its happened to me loads.......!!!! weird
anyway, big hello to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what do people do for 'breakfast' - if anything - before these runs?
04.:30 ... makes my 06:45 look like a long lie-in!
At that time of day I haven't had a fox run with me but I've had offended looks as if I've encroached upon their time.
i generally dont have any breakfast before my run, far too early. all i need is a sip of water and then when i return i'll have a good breakfast. not before. not enough time to digest and not get stitches!
thanks for replying about foxes! it was all very strange, i think they were chasing me, but hey, make me run faster!
iplodder: Dont eat anything. Up, stretch, drink some diluted juice and out the door.
Foxes either run away or just sit and stare !
Dino: Cracking description of tired legs
jees! Adders??!! wow dont get many crawling around in central london. i dont like the sound of that A+E experience you had, never had a trauma like that from a run! though i shamefully can admit a few times at that time in the morning....when hadnt fully woken up i have banged into a few trees..ops!
never had any dogs chase me, though when i lived near a large park with stags they did give me a good run! that was frightening! hmmm maybe i should get a dog to take out with me on my runs- though it probably wouldnt appreciate the early mornings!
lets see what i find tomorrow morning!! it could be like a wildlife challenge...who saw what...etc
ps. Birkmyre, i just saw your post a few days ago about going out at 2.30am!!! haha now thats funny!! hope it was a good run!
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